Volkswagen's 1.4-liter Twincharger is world's best engine

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Jun 23, 2010

TopGear.com.ph Car News - Volkswagen 1.4L Twincharger - Engine of the Year 

Volkswagen's 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger bagged the International Engine of the Year (IEOTY) title for the second consecutive year as it impressed 65 judges from the world over with its power and torque.

With its recent win, the TSI Twincharger became the third engine to score a back-to-back victory in the IEOTY's 12-year history. The other two were BMW's 5-liter V10 (2005 and 2006) and the 3-liter DI twin turbo (2007 and 2008).

"The VW Twincharger engine remains the best combination of various technologies to produce high power with low emissions and fuel consumption," Canada-based motoring journalist Jim Kenzie said in a statement.

The 1.4-liter Twincharger's winning points include its power of up to 178hp and torque of 240Nm at 1,500rpm. Volkswagen's award-winning powerplant is also known for its fuel efficiency. It burns 6.2 liters for every 100 kilometers.

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International Engine of the Year

1. Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra)
2. BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135i, 335i, 535i, X5 35i, X6 35i, Z4)
3. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (C 63 AMG, S 63 AMG, SL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG)
4. BMW Diesel 2-litre Twin Turbo (123d, X1 23d)
5. BMW M 4-litre V8 (M3)
6. Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS)
7. BMW-PSA 1.6-litre Turbo (MINI Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Peugeot 207, 308, MINI JCW, Clubman JCW)
8. Toyota 1-litre (Aygo, IQ, Yaris/Vitz, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy)

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Best New Engine

1. Fiat 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo (Alfa MiTo, Giulietta)
2. Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (458 Italia)
3. Volkswagen 1.2-litre TSI (VW Polo, Golf, Seat Ibiza ST, Škoda Octavia, Yeti)
4. Mercedes-Benz 4-litre Hybrid (S400)      
5. Volkswagen 3-litre TSI Hybrid (VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne)
6. BMW 4.4-litre V8 (X5 M, X6 M)

Green Engine of the Year

1. Toyota hybrid 1.8-liter (Prius, Auris)
2. Fiat 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo (Alfa MiTo Giulietta)
3. Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger (VW Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra)
4. BMW Diesel 2-liter Twin Turbo (123d, X1 23d)
5. Honda hybrid 1.3-liter (Insight, Civic)
6. Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-liter (C-Class, E-Class)

Best Performance Engine

1. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-liter (C 63 AMG, S 63 AMG, SL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG)
2. Porsche 3.8-liter flat six (GT3, 911 GT3 RS)
3. BMW 3-liter DI Twin Turbo (135i, 335i, 535i, X5 35i, X6 53i, Z4)
3. Ferrari 6-liter V12 (599 GTB)
5. Nissan 3.9-liter Twin Turbo (GT-R)
6. BMW 4.4-liter V8 (X5 M, X6 M)

Sub 1-liter

1. Toyota 1-liter three-cylinder (Toyota Aygo, iQ, Yaris/Vitz, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Subaru Justy)
2. Smart Diesel 799cc (Smart Fortwo)
3. Mitsubishi 999cc three-cylinder Turbo (Smart Fortwo)
4. Opel 1-liter three cylinder Twinport (Opel Agila, Corsa, Suzuki Alto, Splash)
5. Mitsubishi 999cc three-cylinder (Smart Fortwo)
6. Kia 1-liter four cylinder (Picanto)

1-liter to 1.4-liter

1. Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger (Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Touran, Tiguan, Seat Ibiza Cupra)
2. Fiat 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo (Alfa MiTo, Giulietta)
3. Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI Turbo (Golf, Scirocco, Jetta, Skoda Superb, Octavia, Audi A1, Audi A3, Seat leon, Altea/XL)
4. Volkswagen 1.2-liter TSI (Polo, Golf, Seat Ibiza ST, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Yeti)
5. Honda Hybrid 1.3-liter (Insight, Civic)
6. Fiat 1.4-liter Turbo (Fiat Punto Evo, Abarth 500, Abarth Grande Punto, Bravo, Linea, Lancia Delta, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Giulietta)

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1.4-liter to 1.8-liter

1. BMW-PSA 1.6-liter Turbo (Mini Cooper S, Clubman Cooper S, Peugeot 207, 308, Mini JCW, Clubman JCW)
2. Toyota Hybrid 1.8-liter (Prius, Auris)
3. Audi 1.8-liter TFSI (Audi A5, A4, A3, TT, Seat Leon, Altea/XL/Freetrack, Exeo, Skoda Octavia, Superb, Yeti, VW Passat, Passat CC)
4. Mercedes-Benz 1.8-liter Supercharged (CLC, C-Class, SLK, E-Class)
5. Alfa Romeo 1.7-liter DI Turbo (159, Brera, Spider, Giulietta)
6. Volkswagen 1.6-liter TDi (VW Polo, Jetta, Passat, Audi A3, Seat Ibiza, Seat Leon, Altea/XL/Freetrack)

1.8-liter to 2-liter

1. BMW 2-litre Twin Turbo Diesel (123d, X1 23d)
2. Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi A4, A4 Allroad, A5, A5 Sportback, A6, Q5, S3, VW Scirocco, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan,
Golf, Seat Leon, Cupra R, Exeo, Skoda Octavia RS)
3. Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI (Audi TT, VW Eos, Golf, Seat Leon, FR/Cupra, Seat Altea/XL/Freetrack)
4. Honda 2-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC (Civic Type-R)
5. Mitsubishi 2-litre Turbo (Evo, Lancer)
6. Subaru 2-litre Diesel (Impreza, Outlook, Forester, Legacy)

2-liter to 2.5-liter

1. Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (Audi TT RS)
2. Mercedes-Benz Diesel 2.1-litre (C-Class, E-Class)
3. Subaru 2.5-litre flat-four turbo (Forester, Impreza, Legacy)
4. Ford 2.5-litre Hybrid (Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid)
5. BMW 2.5-litre DI six-cylinder (Z4 23i)
6. Honda Diesel 2.2-litre DTEC (Accord, Accord Type S, CR-V)

2.5-liter to 3-liter

1. BMW 3-litre DI Twin Turbo (135i, 335i, 535i, X5 35i, X6 35i, Z4)
2. BMW Diesel 3-litre Twin Turbo (335d, 635d, X3 35d, X5 40d, 740d)
3. Audi 3-litre DI Supercharged (S4, S5)
4. Jaguar/Ford/PSA Diesel 3-litre (Citroën C5, C6, Peugeot 407 Coupe, Jaguar XF, XJ, Range Rover Sport)
5. Porsche 2.9-litre flat-six DI (Boxster, Cayman)
6. Audi/VW 3-litre TDI (Audi A4, A4 Allroad, A5, A5 Sportback, A6, A6 Allroad, Q5, Q7, VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne)

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3-liter to 4-liter

1. BMW 4-litre V8 (M3)
2. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six (GT3, 911 GT3 RS)
3. Nissan 3.8-litre Twin Turbo (GT-R)
4. Porsche 3.6-litre Turbo (911 Turbo, 911 S Turbo GT2)
5. Porsche 3.8-litre flat six DI (911)
6. Porsche 3.4-litre flat six DI (Boxster, Boxster Spyder, Cayman S)

Above 4-liter

1. Mercedes-AMG 6.2-litre (C 63 AMG, S 63 AMG, SL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG)
2. Ferrari 4.5-litre V8 (458 Italia)
3. Jaguar 5-litre V8 Supercharged (Jaguar XF, XJ, XK, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport)
4. BMW M 5-litre V10 (M5, M6)
5. BMW 4.4-litre DI Turbo (550i, 750i, X5, X6)
6. Porsche 4.8-litre Turbo V8 (Panamera, Cayenne)

Read 9 Best Engines of 2009 to see last year's International Engine of the Year winners.

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